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Building the Best Real Estate Website: Lessons from Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com

Posted by on Jul 25, 2013 in Blogging, Marketing, Mobile, Real Estate, Website Design | 2 comments

Building the Best Real Estate Website: Lessons from Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com

It’s hard reaching the top, and sometimes it’s even harder to stay there. That’s true in just about any business, but it’s especially true for websites. Case in point: consider realtor.com, the once-number-one real estate site that has slipped behind competitors Zillow and Trulia. While the National Association of Realtors was preparing to decide whether to update its agreement with realtor.com’s operator Move, Inc., Todd Carpenter issued a set of recommendations providing unique and important insights. Carpenter used to be NAR’s director of digital engagement. He’s also...

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Jumping on the Responsive Web Design Bandwagon

Posted by on Jun 11, 2013 in Mobile, SEO, Website Design, WordPress | 0 comments

Jumping on the Responsive Web Design Bandwagon

It may be too soon to declare the death of desktop computers. But as more and more people transition to smartphones and tablets, anyone with a website is forced to sit up and take notice. In fact, the scales are expected to tip this year, when more web content will be viewed on mobile devices than desktop units. What will happen if your site isn’t mobile-friendly? More than half of consumers (61 percent) say they’ll simply move on if they don’t see what they’re looking for right away. Can you risk losing that much potential traffic? Probably not, especially if a high percentage of...

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HomeSnap: Best New Mobile App for Real Estate Buyers (and window shoppers)

Posted by on Apr 6, 2012 in Mobile, Real Estate, Tech Tools | 0 comments

HomeSnap: Best New Mobile App for Real Estate Buyers (and window shoppers)

Real estate mobile apps may seem like old news. But there’s a new kid on the block that’s worth checking out, even if you aren’t actively shopping for homes. How many times has a home grabbed your attention and you’ve wondered, what’s it worth? Now, if you have an iPhone or an Android device, the answer is one photo away. That’s right, simply take a picture of the house and HomeSnap by Sawbuck will provide the address, pinpoint the property on a map, and give you an estimate of its value. If the house is currently on the market or recently sold,...

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